Optimum batch distribution
With this commonly used charger the batch supply drops by gravity onto a vibrating chute that transports it into the furnace. A pusher located in front of the chute moves in two dimensions to split the batch piles into evenly sized portions and push each one forwards into the melt. The pusher frequency is also adjustable. This arrangement gives the best possible batch distribution in the furnace and optimises the melting process.
The stationary version of this machine always pushes the batch in the same direction. With the so-called oscillating version the complete machine can be swivelled up to 20° in each direction, so that the batch is pushed into the furnace in various directions. The oscillation frequency can be set as required. This arrangement provides an excellent batch pile distribution in the furnace.